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WIP Rp Models 75mm Parthia Catafratari,

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Brodie, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Rp Models 75mm Parthia Catafratari, NAP has already reviewed the 'Bust-orama' here https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/rp-models-bustorama-parthian-camel-warrior.158016/ - and I have to say its the same for this version, the same quality and superb casting. A few photos below, but it has to be seen with the naked eye to appreciate the quality. Its going to be a challenge to bring out the best of the whole piece. I have also already found the adverdsary for this , so will be creating a small vignette once its all completed.

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    All parts come wrapped in zip lock bags

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    Front Legs;

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    Detail on the anklets;

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    Details on rear;

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    Riders Saddle,lots of superb cast rugs and coverings, wood looks good as well;

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    Continued in next post ...............
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  2. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    The three main pieces together, i should say they are not glued, tacked just joined together, such is the quality of the fittting;

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    The camels neck and head, again adorned with superb sculpting and casting;

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    Just look at the details in the mouth, teeth and tongue;

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    The rider comes in three main parts, to which his arms and a choice of two heads are fitted;

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    Separate heads;

    Darth Vader look;

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    Open helmet, going to take a very small file to remove the casting 'lip';

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    Lots of lovely cast wood and metal detail on the sheild;

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    I cleaned up the camel and rider last night and pinned the pieces to some cork tops, so i can get them primed tonight.
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  3. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Following with eager anticipation
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    So am I ...even though it's got legs...and toes ....LOL

    Which head you going for Steve ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  5. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Hope your not in a rush to get anywhere , not the fastest painter on here :D


    Think i will paint up both, and see how i get on with the open helmet version, If i am honest i would prefer the open helmet one , to go with the roman soldier screaming back, but I will have to see how i do with it, if not i can fall back on the closed version.
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looks very good, nice casting. Watching with interest.
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  7. megroot A Fixture

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    Looks very detailed into the casting. Superbe piece of work.

    Marc
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  8. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Looking a bit like a scene out of the Texas chainsaw massacre; all the main pieces primed and ready for painting;

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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Liking the way this is going Steve going to be spectacular when completed

    Look forward to more from your bench

    Nap
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  10. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Nap,
    Its going to be something , but spectacular maybe a push :unsure: . I may just mount it as is, Tracey Enim style and call it "demise of the Catafratari" :D , on a separate note funny how the brain can learn a new word so quick, number of times I misspelt Catafratari, now - it just rolls of the tongue :happy:
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  11. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

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    Lets go Steve... I want to see the figure painted... LOL... LOL...

    Big hug
    Hugo
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  12. NeilW Active Member

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    Great SBS... look forward to the final article (and vignette).

    Neil
  13. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes things dont go to plan, tonight been a prime example. Thought I would spray up both camels. Base coat on fine but from there they ended up looking like a child with dulux paint had painted them by numbers. So a good 1hr and a half wasted. Wasnt getting anywhere so rebase coated them and have another go another day. One thing though the fit of the camel parts is superb , no gaps anywhere. Onwards and upwards.

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  14. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

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    Hello my friend Steve

    I know the final result will be amazing... I’ve 100% shore it will be fantastic... Keep the good work on...

    Big hug.
    Hugo
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Steve

    I know what you mean about the spelling bit !...I blame that Hugo fellow ...should have called it Kamel , no hang on that's not right now .....

    The pieces are certainly going together well ...it wasn't a wasted 1 and half hours ..call it testing .....


    Where's the leggy things tail end ?

    Following

    Nap
  16. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Truthfully, I have no idea !! :LOL: , it was there and when I was spraying i thought wheres the tail end gone :( , a quick look but i couldn't see it in the tin - I will get my wife to look, she normally sees things that i swear i have looked for and couldn't see :whistle: , if i cannot find it I will have to make a new one from Milliput (y)
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  17. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    I think, this is where it broke off, seems to be a seam join, it was missing at the priming stage, so maybe its in the box the kit came in - hopefully

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  18. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

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    Hello Steve

    If you need a new piece let me know...

    Big hug.
    Hugo
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Now that's what's called great customer service

    Nap
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  20. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Call of the search parties, as suspected it was loose in the box. Nice clean break so should glue on fine once finished. Along with one of the wooden posts I managed to knock off as well.
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